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Host Your Event At SCYC

The South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club has an enormous wealth of experience in running National, European and World Championships. Every year several National Championships are held in Abersoch, and this has been going on for years. The first Nationals ever run at Abersoch was the Fireflies in 1951 with others soon following, indeed many Dinghy and Keelboat classes have held their Nationals or Worlds at Abersoch.

The Club is fortunate that Abersoch is perfectly situated and designed to host the whole range of Sailing Events, with accommodation to suit everyone from luxury hotels, self catering houses, bed and breakfast and camp sites.

The beach is one of the safest in the country and has proven to be an ideal spot from which to launch and view the racing. It also is a central location, being approximately half way between the major fleets of Scotland and the South and East fleets. It is also within easy driving of the Irish Sea ferries from Ireland and The Isle of Man docking at either Holyhead, Birkenhead or Liverpool. The venue itself offers pristine sailing waters with no commercial traffic. Tides, such as they are, are fair, local knowledge will not play a part in championships. For families left ashore, the beaches offer clean sand with warm and clear waters. On calm days you may even see dolphins playing close offshore.

These pictures give an indication of the beauty of the area. The racing area is usually to the North of the islands, or as you look at the picture on the right, above the two islands and to the left.

The number of classes is simply too great to list here, but often they come back time & time again.

If a Championship is not your thing, SCYC run a number of 'In-house' event. Abersoch Dinghy Week is one of the biggest sailing weeks of its kind, entries are often over the 300 mark. As can be seen from these pictures, you can barely move on the beach. Abersoch Mirror Week also attract 80-100 boats. Both weeks are geared towards a fun time in which the whole family can be involved. Abersoch Keelboat Week has been running for over 25 years and it still as popular as ever and now enjoying a fresh look. Abersoch and the surrounding

area has many attractions to a wide variety of interests should the 'shorecrew' want to do other things. Should you be interested in running your Championship at SCYC, or are just considering one of the Sailing weeks simply contact the office on 01758-712338or email

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